Actively Support Healthy Brains

Dr. Lori Desautels reminds us of the negative impact that trauma, stress and anxiety have on the brain and learning. When educators actively teach strategies to address the stress response in the limbic brain areas, they support a boost in emotional regulation, and students’ overall emotional, physiological, and cognitive health.

In her most recent article in Edutopia, Lori shares more strategies for brain-breaks and focused attention practice, designed to support students in identifying their sensations, which supports them in being able to tap into their feelings and calm the brain’s stress response. This leads to regulated brains that are ready to engage in learning. Follow the link below to her article and choose a strategy to try today!

https://www.edutopia.org/article/quick-classroom-exercises-combat-stress?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue%3A%202017-10-24%20K12%20Education%20Dive%20Newsletter%20%5Bissue%3A12551%5D&utm_term=Education%20Dive%3A%20K12